Making Sense of Lived Experience in Turbulent Times

Making Sense of Lived Experience in Turbulent Times : Informal Learning

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This collection of case studies expands our understanding of knowledge creation and learning outside of formal education. It describes informal learning: how people are drawn into and develop it, how it contributes to personal growth, but especially how it plays a role in community and social change. The authors focus on learning processes that are independently organised by learners themselves outside school programs or continuing education courses. Beginning with groups or communities that tend to be marginalised in our society, such as immigrant workers, garment workers, seniors, or those involved with disability or poverty movements, the authors also look at groups who have been accustomed to seeing themselves as centred, such as teachers or employees of new formal learning organisations. All of the participants, regardless of their situation or location, are learning to survive in a rapidly changing globalised world.
Making Sense of Lived Experience in Turbulent Times will interest a wide range of readers, including those interested or involved in adult or continuing education, community-based research practices, community development, teacher education, workplace education, or collectives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 0889204411
  • 9780889204416

About Nina Bascia

Kathryn Church is a research assistant for the RBC Institute for Disability Studies at Ryerson, Toronto. Nina Bascia is chair of the Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Eric Shragge is an associate professor in the School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
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